Items tagged with Assistant

There's a lot that Google's Assistant can currently do, from quickly figuring out who that actor or actress was in a movie you vaguely remember, checking a stock price, or seeing what's new in the world. Thr Google's Assistant will be able to do a lot more in the future, and according to the big G, the sky's really the limit. At SXSW in Austin, the company will be showing off some of what's possible. How about having a robot that sorts your sock drawer? Or one that fetches some soda from the fridge and brings it to you - all so you don't have to miss any of the game? Not even Google knows all of what's possible, and it's for that reason that the company is rolling out new "Custom Actions" for... Read more...
From the ongoing IFA event in Berlin, we learn that the Google Assistant will soon be integrating into a large number of products that might just wind up in our homes. IFA is dedicated to consumer electronics as well as appliances, and probably not too surprisingly, Google's Assistant finds a home in both. At its blog, Google tells us that three speakers are going to soon be launching that bundle its Assistant in, including Zolo Mojo, by Anker; TicHome Mini, by Mobvoi; and also the GA10, from a "little known company" called Panasonic. The big G assures us that these three are just the start, with more to be added before the week is through. Mojo, by Anker With these speakers, your dream... Read more...
Among a number of other updates announced this week at Google IO, it was revealed that hands-free calling was coming to the popular Google Home AI assistant. And those hands-free calls will quite literally be free – the update itself and calls made from the device will come at no additional cost.When the feature rolls out, calls can be made from the Google Home in a couple of ways. Users can allow the device to scan and store their contacts, which can be referenced directly, or calls can be made from Google search results. For example, someone could say “Call Mom” – assuming there was a contact labeled Mom -- and the device would call the number associated with that contact. Users, however, could... Read more...
Anytime the tech world eagerly awaits some new exciting technology, rumors swirl about the what, where, and when of it. For that matter, the rumor mill churns up conjecture about everything from the color of the impending thing to the price tag. Accordingly, speculation about Google’s inevitable answer to Apple’s Siri artificial intelligence assistant for iOS abounds. We heard a while back that Google’s version was cleverly codenamed “Majel” and had little else to go on, but now a report from TechCrunch has some more on the story. The report indicates that the tool may be named “Assistant”, it will be released to developers who ideally will integrate... Read more...